With a foot of fresh snow from the recent storm, Purgatory Resort’s 50th ski season begins right now, Nov. 21, with prime-to-bottom skiing off Lift one, the 6-particular person Purgatory Village Express higher-pace chairlift. Purgatory will be open daily Saturday Nov. 21 by way of Sunday, Nov. 29 in excess of the Thanksgiving holiday week.
Purgatory has previously obtained a total of 32 inches of snow hence far this season, in addition to its snowmaking efforts that began Oct. 23, the earliest in 20 years. The mid-mountain base depth is 24 inches.
DC and Angel’s Tread Terrain Parks will be open, as properly as dining establishments, retail and rental stores in the base location. The Purgatory Snowsports School will also offer you instruction for all capability ranges. Go to skiPurg.com for particulars.
“With the dry, colder temperatures, our crew was in a position to commence creating snow the earliest in twenty many years, and they’ve been quite productive in establishing a sound base that will last during the season,” stated Mike McCormack, Sr. Vice President of Mountain Operations. “Mother Nature has also helped us out with great natural snowfall, providing skiers and snowboarders a fantastic expertise on opening day.”
Purgatory is kicking off its 50th ski season with $ 50 lift tickets and enjoyable festivities. For opening weekend, lift tickets are $ 50 grownups (ages 18-64) $ 43 seniors (65-79 years) $ 40 teens (13-17 years) $ 31 kids (six-12 years) $ 18 super seniors (80+). Purgatory Power Pass season passes, as nicely as weekday passes, will be honored during opening weekend. On opening day, Ska Brewing will tap a keg of Purgatory Pilsner in honor of Purgatory’s 50th anniversary. There will be giveaways and other pursuits on the ski seaside, including a corn hole tournament and music by DJ Aiko Aiko.
New this season Purgatory Resort is debuting its new substantial-speed detachable quad chairlift on the backside of the mountain, changing the old triple. The new Legends Lift eight grand opening will be Saturday, Dec. 19 with a ribbon cutting, champagne toast, and festivities at Dante’s. In addition to the new lift venture, Purgatory added 3 new trails and extra snowmaking infrastructure at the bottom of Lift 8.
“With Purgatory’s 50th anniversary, the new substantial-pace quad, and a powerful El Niño, we’re prepared to kick off the ski season,” stated James Coleman, managing companion of Purgatory Resort. “Purgatory’s whole group has been tough at function to get the mountain open this Saturday and start off celebrating our 50th season.”
Purgatory is opening earlier this season than in recent history and will be open the total week of Thanksgiving. For Thanksgiving dinner, Purgy’s Slopeside Restaurant will provide a special four-course menu of butternut squash bisque, mixed child green salad, option of entree turkey with stuffing, peppercorn demi-glace steak, pumpkin gnocchi, pan roasted Alaskan Salmon, and decision of dessert. Reservations are recommended, (970) 385-2121.
For the most recent information on mountain operations, the snow report and other details, check out www.skipurg.com or contact 970-247-9000.
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